Days of our Lives' James Scott, Crystal Chappell, Kristian Alfonso and Galen Gering signed copies of Days Of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos and A Secret in Salem at the NBC Experience Store in New York City on February 25. Greg Meng and Eddie Campbell, the authors of Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos, were also on hand to sign copies of their book. A Secret in Salem author Sheri Anderson also interacted with fans while autographing copies of her novel. See more photos from the Days of our Lives book signing after the jump! READ MORE
Tune in next Wednesday 9/29 at 3pm EST/12pm PST for the premiere episode of VENICE S2! Watch free on YouTube at http://bit.ly/nDGve
The premiere episode will be free, however the remainder of the serial will require purchase of a subscription.
Photo By Venice The Series.
Filming has started for the highly anticipated second season of Crystal Chappell’s Venice. You can follow the web series' progress through the Venice blog with its production commentary and behind-the-scenes videos and photos. Check it out at Venice the Series.
Inspired by all the rich flashbacks, and poignant usage of history on display in Salem this week on Days of Our Lives (in bittersweet courtesy to the end of the lives of Frances Reid and Alice Horton), I began once again thinking about how my favorite soap could better utilize its history to refocus the sudser around it's central mythology—the trials and tribulations of the Horton family, their lovers, rivals and friends.
As I was driving home in rush hour traffic on Wednesday, readying myself for the eppy where everyone learned dear, darling "Gran" had taken a turn for the worst, I started thinking about how DAYS executive producer Ken Corday has been consistently mentioning, during his press tour for his memoir, that it was DAYS' "story" which keeps fans glued to the show. And while I readily agree with Corday, in recent months, I am beginning to feel said story is leaving much to be desired again. Don't get me wrong, DAYS is still an enjoyable soap opera, for the most part, and vastly improved over recent, disastrous years. I am loving Victor and Maggie's (John Aniston and Suzanne Rogers) twilght years romance, with twisted Vivian (Louise Sorel) as the spoiler. READ MORE
In an interview with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco Days of our Live’s Crystal Chappell and One Life to Live’s Jessica Leccia talk Otalia, the upcoming second season of Venice, Leccia joining One Life to Live and share their reaction to OLTL getting rid of Kish.
TVG: Were you upset when One Life wrote out fledgling gay super-couple, Kish, off the canvas due to what ABC claims was an unfavorable reaction?
CC: Oh, of course. There isn’t a lot of LGBT representation out there now. It had a huge impact. I don’t know the reasons for their decision. I would imagine everyone is disappointed.
JL: I think the problem is after the set-up, the follow-up with gay characters is always difficult. Once you go there, creating a real story for gay characters, well, it’s hard [to fulfill the happily-ever-after]. I know that’s what happened with our story on GL. In order to make a gay couple real, you have to go all the way. And some viewers are uncomfortable with that prospect.